Ryder System (NYSE: R) is one of 28 public companies in the “Ground Freight & Logistics” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Ryder System to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ryder System and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Ryder System $6.99 billion $1.82 billion 19.99
Ryder System Competitors $5.92 billion $1.74 billion -6.37

Ryder System has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Ryder System is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Ryder System pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Ryder System pays out 44.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 36.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Ryder System has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Ryder System and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ryder System 3.17% 11.71% 2.21%
Ryder System Competitors 10.86% 15.03% 5.33%

Volatility and Risk

Ryder System has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ryder System’s rivals have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Ryder System and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ryder System 0 4 4 0 2.50
Ryder System Competitors 180 1285 1784 70 2.53

Ryder System presently has a consensus target price of $79.80, indicating a potential downside of 4.28%. As a group, “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies have a potential upside of 9.91%. Given Ryder System’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ryder System has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.5% of Ryder System shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.3% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Ryder System shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Ground Freight & Logistics” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Ryder System rivals beat Ryder System on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Ryder System Company Profile

Ryder System, Inc. is engaged in offering transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), which provides leasing, commercial rental, contract maintenance, and contract-related maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to customers principally in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), which provides vehicles and drivers as part of a dedicated transportation solution in the United States, and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), which provides supply chain solutions, including distribution and transportation services in North America and Asia. Through its FMS business, the Company provides its customers with various fleet solutions. In addition, it provides its customers to purchase a selection of used trucks, tractors and trailers through its used vehicle sales program. Its customer base includes enterprises operating in various industries.

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